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The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019983038X
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted readers supporting hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Oprah's Book Club is hugely influential, and a recent NEA survey reveals an actual uptick in the reading of literary fiction. Jacobs's interactions with his students and the readers of his own books, however, suggest that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that reading is, first and foremost, good for you--the intellectual equivalent of eating your Brussels sprouts. For such people, indeed for all readers, Jacobs offers some simple, powerful, and much needed advice: read at whim, read what gives you delight, and do so without shame, whether it be Stephen King or the King James Version of the Bible. In contrast to the more methodical approach of Mortimer Adler's classic How to Read a Book (1940), Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626743339
Author: Roxanne Harde,Lydia Kokkola
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna by Roxanne Harde,Lydia Kokkola Book Resume:

Appearing first as a weekly serial in The Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter’s Pollyanna was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from America’s western frontier to live with her wealthy maternal Aunt Polly in the fictional east coast town of Beldingsville went through forty-seven printings in seven years and remains in print today in its original version, as well as in various translations and adaptations. The story’s enduring appeal lies in Pollyanna’s sunny personality and in her glad game, her playful attempt to accentuate the positive in every situation. In celebration of its centenary, this collection of thirteen original essays examines a wide variety of the novel’s themes and concerns, as well as adaptations in film, manga, and translation. In this edited collection on Pollyanna, internationally respected and emerging scholars of children’s literature consider Porter’s work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors focus primarily on the novel itself but also examine Porter’s sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, and the various film versions and translations of the novel. With backgrounds in children’s literature, cultural and film studies, philosophy, and religious studies, these scholars extend critical thinking about Porter’s work beyond the thematic readings that have dominated previous scholarship. In doing so, the authors approach the novel from theoretical perspectives that examine what happens when Pollyanna engages with the world around her—her community and the natural environment—exposing the implicit philosophical, religious, and nationalist ideologies of the era in which Pollyanna was written. The final section is devoted to studies of adaptations of Porter’s protagonist.

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007325096
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6) by C. S. Lewis Book Resume:

Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full colour on a full colour ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices.

Reading the Middle Ages

Reading the Middle Ages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442636769
Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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Reading the Middle Ages by Barbara H. Rosenwein Book Resume:

The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions—thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages—and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. The stunning "Reading through Looking" color insert, which showcases medieval artifacts and introduces how historians study medieval material culture, has been expanded to include essays on weapons and warfare by medievalist Riccardo Cristiani. New maps, timelines, and genealogies aid readers in following knotty but revealing sources. On the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com), students have access to hundreds of Questions for Reflection.

American Educational History Journal

American Educational History Journal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681236095
Author: Donna M. Davis
Publisher: IAP
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American Educational History Journal by Donna M. Davis Book Resume:

The official journal of the Organization of Educational Historians The American Educational History Journal is a peer?reviewed, national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well?articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history. AEHJ accepts papers of two types. The first consists of papers that are presented each year at our annual meeting. The second type consists of general submission papers received throughout the year. General submission papers may be submitted at any time. They will not, however, undergo the review process until January when papers presented at the annual conference are also due for review and potential publication. For more information about the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) and its annual conference, visit the OEH web site at: www.edhistorians.org.

The Reader

The Reader [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375726977
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vintage
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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink Book Resume:

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth

Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452280843
Author: Christa Metzger
Publisher: Corwin Press
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Balancing Leadership and Personal Growth by Christa Metzger Book Resume:

Promote strong teaching and learning while maintaining personal leadership development and growth! Author Christa Metzger provides strategies to enrich your leadership practice while helping you balance the personal aspects in your life that can become neglected when facing too many professional pressures. Highlights include: Finding balance, self-actualization, personal improvement, values, inner focus, and strong relationships Nourishing your spirit, finding time for solitude and meditation, and cultivating relationships Fulfilling your purpose as a leader and finding meaning as a person

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442464895
Author: William Joyce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce Book Resume:

The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.

Bell, Book and Camera

Bell, Book and Camera [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476632065
Author: Heather Greene
Publisher: McFarland
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Bell, Book and Camera by Heather Greene Book Resume:

The witch as a cultural archetype has existed in some form since the beginning of recorded history. Her nature has changed through technological developments and sociocultural shifts--a transformation most evident in her depictions on screen. This book traces the figure of the witch through American screen history with an analysis of the entertainment industry's shifting boundaries concerning expressions of femininity. Focusing on films and television series from The Wizard of Oz to The Craft, the author looks at how the witch reflects alterations of gender roles, religion, the modern practice of witchcraft, and female agency.

Unseen (with bonus novella "Busted")

Unseen (with bonus novella ISBN-10: 0345539486
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Unseen (with bonus novella "Busted") by Karin Slaughter Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With the bonus story “Busted” Karin Slaughter’s novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Unseen pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil. Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him. Although she has no idea where Will has gone, or why, Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s shooting is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them. In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide with a conspiracy straddling both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter’s latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: what happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Cop Town. Praise for Unseen “Slaughter’s most powerful book to date . . . No one writes like Slaughter. . . . Her words fairly growl on paper but yet her descriptions of relationships are tear inducing. This may make her an anomaly but she is the best damn anomaly writing books today. Make sure you read Unseen.”—The Huffington Post “Compelling . . . [Slaughter] balances a complex plot with believable twists while sensitively exploring her realistic characters' emotions and problems.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel “An emotional roller coaster ride . . . fast-paced and edge-of-your seat . . . Slaughter is brilliant.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News “Superb and emotionally wrenching . . . The despicable nature of the crimes being investigated only serves to enhance Will’s innate goodness and humanity. Current series fans will be delighted, and newcomers to Slaughter’s work will find a new obsession.”—Library Journal “Slaughter plunges readers into the action from the get-go with her electrifying ability to write suspenseful, riveting confrontations between cops and criminals, all while deepening the backstories of her longtime series leads. Another intense read, on multiple levels, from the ever-reliable Slaughter.”—Booklist “Tense and densely plotted . . . The twisted plot and shocking reveals remind readers why Slaughter remains a dominant voice in crime fiction.”—Publishers Weekly

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440841101
Author: Kara E. Stooksbury,John M. Scheb II,Otis H. Stephens Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] by Kara E. Stooksbury,John M. Scheb II,Otis H. Stephens Jr. Book Resume:

Thoroughly updated and featuring 75 new entries, this monumental four-volume work illuminates past and present events associated with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. • Offers 686 alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from thoroughly updated entries from the first edition to 75 new entries that cover dramatic changes in civil rights and liberties in the last decade • Covers the latest events and controversies surrounding civil liberties issues in America • Fully explores the scope and limitations of Constitutional rights, a perennially hot topic in American politics and society • Includes primary documents with contextual headnotes to enhance understanding of the full importance of the featured document • Provides sources for further reading with each entry to help users engage in additional research

European Silent Films on Video

European Silent Films on Video [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476610215
Author: William B. Parrill
Publisher: McFarland
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European Silent Films on Video by William B. Parrill Book Resume:

This book is a critical encyclopedia of silent European films currently available on DVD, laser disc, and VHS. It provides concise and accurate summaries of the films, evaluates the quality of the prints, discusses the changing reputations of both films and filmmakers, and considers how the techniques developed during the silent period continue to influence filmmaking today. The book cites contemporary and recent criticism of the films and includes an extensive bibliography as well as a list of films by director. Numerous photos are also included.

Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700

Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351964909
Author: Karen Raber
Publisher: Routledge
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Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 by Karen Raber Book Resume:

Elizabeth Cary's Tragedy of Mariam, the first original drama written in English by a woman, has been a touchstone for feminist scholarship in the period for several decades and is now one of the most anthologized works by a Renaissance woman writer. Her History of ... Edward II has provided fertile ground for questions about authorship and historical form. The essays included in this volume highlight the many evolving debates about Cary's works, from their complicated generic characteristics, to the social and political contexts they reflect, to the ways in which Cary's writing enters into dialogue with texts by male writers of her time. In its critical introduction, the volume offers a thorough analysis of where Cary criticism has been and where it might venture in the future.

Not Necessarily the Newberys

Not Necessarily the Newberys [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1457565811
Author: Joan Louthain Ayer
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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Not Necessarily the Newberys by Joan Louthain Ayer Book Resume:

When Anita Silvey spoke at our Children’s Literature Conference at Butler University several years ago, it was quite a thrill for those of us who share her enthusiasm for well-written books. The former editor of “The Horn Book Magazine,” wore one of her signature hats and sat casually on the edge of the stage and chatted with us. Her 2004 book 100 Best Books for Children has been one of my most trusted references, as I chose these 75 books for your independent reader. She tells us in her bio for these books, that she estimates she has read 125,000 children’s books in her lifetime. I chose eleven of her classic recommendations to review for you in this book. Here are six of these not-to-be missed titles: Betsy-Tacy; The Incredible Journey; The Cricket in Times Square; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Stone Fox and Tom’s Midnight Garden.

The Silent House

The Silent House [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0008361770
Author: Nell Pattison
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Silent House by Nell Pattison Book Resume:

**Don’t miss the new blockbuster thriller from Nell Pattison: HIDE – coming December 2021! Available to pre-order now...**

Luke

Luke [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781451406146
Author: David L. Tiede
Publisher: Fortress Press
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Luke by David L. Tiede Book Resume:

The Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament Series (ACNT) is written for laypeople, students, and pastors. Laypeople will use it as a resource for Bible study at home and at church. Students and instructors will read it to probe the basic message of the books of the New Testament. And pastors will find it to be a valuable aid for sermon and lesson preparation.

Ten Lessons in Theory

Ten Lessons in Theory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623561647
Author: Calvin Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Ten Lessons in Theory by Calvin Thomas Book Resume:

An introduction to literary theory unlike any other, Ten Lessons in Theory engages its readers with three fundamental premises. The first premise is that a genuinely productive understanding of theory depends upon a considerably more sustained encounter with the foundational writings of Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud than any reader is likely to get from the introductions to theory that are currently available. The second premise involves what Fredric Jameson describes as "the conviction that of all the writing called theoretical, Lacan's is the richest." Entertaining this conviction, the book pays more (and more careful) attention to the richness of Lacan's writing than does any other introduction to literary theory. The third and most distinctive premise of the book is that literary theory isn't simply theory "about" literature, but that theory fundamentally is literature, after all. Ten Lessons in Theory argues, and even demonstrates, that "theoretical writing" is nothing if not a specific genre of "creative writing," a particular way of engaging in the art of the sentence, the art of making sentences that make trouble-sentences that make, or desire to make, radical changes in the very fabric of social reality. As its title indicates, the book proceeds in the form of ten "lessons," each based on an axiomatic sentence selected from the canon of theoretical writing. Each lesson works by creatively unpacking its featured sentence and exploring the sentence's conditions of possibility and most radical implications. In the course of exploring the conditions and consequences of these troubling sentences, the ten lessons work and play together to articulate the most basic assumptions and motivations supporting theoretical writing, from its earliest stirrings to its most current turbulences. Provided in each lesson is a working glossary: specific critical keywords are boldfaced on their first appearance and defined either in the text or in a footnote. But while each lesson constitutes a precise explication of the working terms and core tenets of theoretical writing, each also attempts to exemplify theory as a "practice of creativity" (Foucault) in itself.

Silent Films, 1877Ð1996

Silent Films, 1877Ð1996 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476604843
Author: Robert K. Klepper
Publisher: McFarland
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Silent Films, 1877Ð1996 by Robert K. Klepper Book Resume:

This film reference covers 646 silent motion pictures, starting with Eadweard Muybridge’s initial motion photography experiments in 1877 and even including The Taxi Dancer (1996). Among the genres included are classics, dramas, Westerns, light comedies, documentaries and even poorly produced early pornography. Masterpieces such as Joan the Woman (1916), Intolerance (1916) and Faust (1926) can be found, as well as rare titles that have not received critical attention since their original releases. Each entry provides the most complete credits possible, a full description, critical commentary, and an evaluation of the film’s unique place in motion picture history. Birth dates, death dates, and other facts are provided for the directors and players where available, with a selection of photographs of those individuals. The work is thoroughly indexed.

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo-Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo-Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317044169
Author: Michele Marrapodi
Publisher: Routledge
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The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo-Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture by Michele Marrapodi Book Resume:

The aim of this Companion volume is to provide scholars and advanced graduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research work on Anglo-Italian Renaissance studies. Written by a team of international scholars and experts in the field, the chapters are grouped into two large areas of influence and intertextuality, corresponding to the dual way in which early modern England looked upon the Italian world from the English perspective – Part 1: "Italian literature and culture" and Part 2: "Appropriations and ideologies". In the first part, prominent Italian authors, artists, and thinkers are examined as a direct source of inspiration, imitation, and divergence. The variegated English response to the cultural, ideological, and political implications of pervasive Italian intertextuality, in interrelated aspects of artistic and generic production, is dealt with in the second part. Constructed on the basis of a largely interdisciplinary approach, the volume offers an in-depth and wide-ranging treatment of the multifaceted ways in which Italy’s material world and its iconologies are represented, appropriated, and exploited in the literary and cultural domain of early modern England. For this reason, contributors were asked to write essays that not only reflect current thinking but also point to directions for future research and scholarship, while a purposefully conceived bibliography of primary and secondary sources and a detailed index round off the volume.

Mission Hindenburg (The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 2)

Mission Hindenburg (The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 2) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545769256
Author: C. Alexander London
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Mission Hindenburg (The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 2) by C. Alexander London Book Resume:

Never turn your back on the Cahills . . . The most powerful family history has ever known returns with a vengeance in The 39 Clues: Doublecross! The Cahills are the world's most powerful family, but their strength is being tested. A sinister man calling himself "The Outcast" has targeted the family and set them an impossible test. He's recreating four of history's worst disasters and challenging the young Cahills to find and stop the tragedies before it's too late. Now, with one disaster behind them, siblings Dan and Amy Cahill and their friends have just days to discover what the Outcast's next move will be. Their frantic search seems to be pointing toward a terrifying air disaster, the explosion of the Hindenburg airship. But no one travels by airship anymore -- what do the Outcast's cryptic messages mean? The young Cahills must split up and take to the skies to try to find the answer . . . before their whole world comes crashing down.